Charles Levier was born in 1920 to a French father and American mother in Corsica. An early interest in art led him at seventeen to attend the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs. At nineteen when WWII broke out, he served in the French Army in North Africa, later becoming Liaison Officer with the U.S. Office of Strategic Services.
After the war he moved to the United States, thereafter dividing his time between the USA and France. In 1949 Levier had his first one-man show, at the Galerie Constantine, in Lyons in 1949, followed by an American debut in Los Angeles in 1950. The year 1955 found him exhibiting at the Galléries de Colisée in Paris and then returning to America where his friend, Dr. Lilienfeld of Van-Diemen, Lilienfeld Gallery in New York City began to present his paintings.
His reputation and regard for his art grew over the years through his time at Lilienfeld gallery, who were instrumental in establishing him as a significant artist, and proved a most valuable introduction to innumerable collectors.
Works by Charles Levier are in the collections of
Museum of Modern Art, Paris
Menton Museum, Paris
Atlanta Museum, Georgia
Seattle Museum of Art, Washington
Museum of New Orleans, Louisiana
Evansville Museum, Illinois
San Diego Art Museum. California
` as well as collections of many notable celebrities past and present and many noble families including:
Mr. & Mrs. Peter Lawford, Frank Sinatra, Adlai Stevenson, Baron Edmond de Rothschild, Prince and Princess Poniatoski, Mr. And Mrs. Dean Martin and many others.